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Deanna McMurtry came across the Korn Krib in Latham while distributing information for a marble run honoring her brother and sister-in-law.

The event, supporting the Moose and Kim Memorial Foundation, featured stops in 72 towns. The couple, Kim and Tony McMurtry, died in a motorcycle accident in 2015.

Deanna McMurtry had been looking for such a place to open with the couple's son, Kyle, and fulfill Tony's dream of someday having a bar/restaurant of his own.

The Korn Krib was exactly what they were looking for – a nice place off the beaten path that was far enough away from their Morton home that the patrons wouldn't know all the backstory of the tragedy that had befallen them.

“It was a neat little place,” McMurtry said of the business, which now goes by the name K.T.'s Korn Krib. The initials, as you might have guessed, stand for Kim and Tony. “It just feels like home.”

The duo worked alongside the previous owners since October, getting a better feel for the customers.

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The McMurtrys have spruced up the place a bit since taking over last month and are in the process of hosting events – including a Mardi Gras-themed party on Saturday – and booking entertainment, including bands and possibly a murder mystery dinner.

K.T.'s Korn Krib serves lunch and dinner.

Nightly specials include fried chicken on Thursdays, walleye and catfish on Friday and steak on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. There is a wings special on Sundays.

McMurtry said their menu features a host of homemade favorites and sandwiches. Appetizers include livers and gizzards.

Hours are noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; noon to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday; and 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday. The kitchen serves from open to 9 p.m. on those days. The business is closed on Monday.

For more, check them out on Facebook or call (217) 674-3444.

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